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Incident Command System

Check-in/Status Recorders

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The following sections provide information on this position:
Check-in/Status Recorders - General

The Check-in/Status Recorders - are needed at each check-in location to ensure that all resources assigned to an incident are accounted for.



Check-in/Status Recorders - Specific Responsibilities

The major responsibilities of the Check-in/Status Recorders are:

  • Review Common Responsibilities

  • Obtain required work materials, including Check-inLists (ICS Form 211, 10 KB PDF*), Resource Status Cards (ICS Form 219, 7 KB PDF*), and status display boards.

  • Establish communications with the Communication Center and Ground Support Unit.

  • Post signs so that arriving resources can easily find incident check-in location(s).

  • Record check-in information on Check-in Lists (ICS Form 211).

  • Transmit check-in information to the Resources Unit on a regular pre-arranged schedule or as needed.

  •  Forward completed Check-in Lists (ICS Form 211) and Status Change Cards (ICS Form 210, 4 KB PDF*) to the Resources Unit.

  • Receive, record, and maintain resource status information on Resource Status Cards (ICS Form 219) for incident-assigned single resources, Strike Teams, Task Forces, and overhead personnel.

  • Maintain files of Check-in Lists (ICS Form 211).

  • Maintain Unit/Activity Log (ICS Form 214, 5 KB PDF*).



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